Education

Fourth of July parade

Students from the Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana in Savoy had a Fourth of July parade last Thursday.


Unity East has talent

Unity East Elementary School held its End of Year Talent Celebration last Thursday.


Fun finish

Unity East Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year with a Fun Day celebration on June 6.


‘Wax museum’ brings history to life

Unity West Elementary School had its fifth annual Living Wax Museum last Tuesday.
Students turned the school gym into a wax museum of sorts after researching historical figures from an 850-year span of time. Each student dressed as a famous person and stood motionless until visitors pressed paper “buttons” in front of them to make them come to life.


Retiring principal given surprise going-away tribute and send-off

Principal Janet Ellis-Nelson got a surprise farewell send-off during an emotional finale to the Unity West Elementary School’s award ceremony on Friday morning.


Principal gets duct taped to wall

Not every principal would allow herself to be duct taped to a wall.
But Janah Sudduth did.
The Unity East principal took part in the stunt last Thursday as a reward to students for achieving their goal of 5,000 points in the Accelerated Reader program.

Read the full story in the June 12 issue of The County Star.


Fun finale

St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo celebrated the end of the school year with a Fun Day last Thursday.


Students pie teachers as reward for fundraising efforts

Students at two local elementary schools got a chance to “pie” their teachers as a reward for raising money for the American Heart Association.
During the Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events in March, students in kindergarten through third grade raise money by jumping rope, while fourth- and fifth-graders do so by shooting hoops.
Unity West Elementary School raised $20,250.


Unity High graduates 113

A total of 113 Rockets who qualified to graduate from Unity High School received diplomas in a ceremony Sunday afternoon.
Family, friends and alumni filled the Rocket Center at Unity Junior High School for the school’s 65th commencement.
Amid the traditional strains of “Fanfare and Processional,” the graduates entered, dressed in maroon caps and gowns.


‘White Out’ reinforces safe driving message at Unity

 Unity High School’s Operation Cool program presented a “White Out” exercise last Wednesday to remind teen drivers to be safe when getting behind the wheel.


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